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Apr 12, 2010 3:30am EDT
, from vermont and jeff sessions, republican of alabama. >>> then america's role in the world. how will this week's agreement on nuclear disarmament make the country safer? why are so many friends and foes alike defying the united states? our conversation with secretary of state hillary clinton and secretary of defense robert gates. >>> finally the roundtable takes on the growing left-right divide over the president's leadership, the congressional elections and the politics of the court. columnist for "the new york times" david brooks, chief washington correspondent for "the new york times" david sanger, syndicated "washington post" columnist kathleen parker and former democratic congressman from tennessee and chair of the democratic leadership council, harold ford, junior. >>> first, the politics of the supreme court. the president has another big decision to make, the second court vacancy in two years. how are the white house and republicans weighing the confirmation battle ahead? joining us to talk about that exclusively, two members at the heart of the debate, senate judiciary
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Apr 14, 2010 6:30pm EDT
. >>> "star wars," the fight over america's future role in space between those who fund it and those who have done it. >>> the first lady in a new role. we'll hear from her tonight. >>> we might be a big step closer tonight to what so many consider the holy grail, keeping what's up top. >>> and richard engel reports tonight on a major reversal for the u.s. in afghanistan. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, sometimes as you know, it's as if there are two or more americas and at least that many economies. what you're about to hear are some positive economic indicators and they may not match, in fact, they probably won't match what most folks are experiencing. in fact, part two of our lead story tonight has to do with the anger across the country. some of it focused at the two big political parties is enough to make people march on boston. first, the good news, which if true will be felt eventually. we begin tonight with nbc's mike taibbi live on wall street in new york. mike, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. by some of the n
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Apr 5, 2010 3:30am EDT
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Apr 13, 2010 6:30pm EDT
moon. since those years he receded into a quiet life in america. there is no neil armstrong action figure, no chain of restaurants, and while he's walked on the moon, he's never been tempted to dance with the stars. our veteran space correspondent jay barbree exclusively obtained a letter written by neil armstrong and several other icons of the space program. it directly challenges president obama's reported plans to idle the u.s.-manned space program. astronauts armstrong, jim lovell write, "without the skill and experience actual spacecraft operation provides, the usa is far too likely to be on a long downhill slide to mediocrity. and on this anniversary of the space disaster, it is the choice a president and nation must face. that's where we begin with tom costello at the kennedy space center in florida. tom, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. the shuttle program is retiring this year. another program, constellation was supposed to replace the program. that program was literally running behind schedule and had been underfunded. so the president's plan kills constell
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Apr 15, 2010 6:30pm EDT
the thrust of a v8. the most innovative full- size sedan in america: the taurus sho, from ford. drive one. >>> after the white house got crossways with an american icon this week after neil armstrong called the president out, warning him not to gut the manned space program. today the president said he expect answer american will go to mars in his lifetime, and that's after we land on an asteroid, we learned today. tom costello was at the kennedy space center for the president's speech today. >> reporter: hi, brian. solid time tables and reassurances today from the president who said the following, "space exploration is not a luxury or an afterthought in america's quest for a brighter future. instead, it is an essential part of that quest." on the very runway used by america's space shuttle fleet, president obama touched down at the kennedy space center to sell his vision to a skeptical public. >> i am 100% committed to the mission of nasa and its future. >> reporter: the president's audience consisted largely of supporters of his plan with only a handful of space center employe
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Apr 17, 2010 6:30pm EDT
service into space for america's astronauts. but some say not so fast. >>> and later, "making a difference," a first of a kind face-off. wait until you see who's behind the mask. everything is better with swanson broth in it. made with garden vegetables and sun-drenched herbs. the secret is swanson, 100% natural chicken broth. miracle-gro results ever? spectacular plts without all the weeds. with miracle-gro shake 'n feed plus weed preventer. just a few shakes stops weeds before they start. plants grow twice as big. with almost no weeds. even in your vegetable garden. want three months of feeding, without all the weeding? ♪ all you need... is shake 'n feed plus weed preventer. high arches. (announcer) people everywhere are discovering dr. scholl's custom fit orthotic center. backed by foot care scientists, its foot mapping technology identifies the areas you put pressure on then recommends the right orthotic. for locations see drscholls.com. thank you so much. constipation's uncomfortable enough, so why take a harsh laxative? phillips' caplets work naturally with your colon...
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Apr 1, 2010 6:30pm EDT
. >>> now to the effort to find out where so many of us live. how many there are in america. this was census day, the day all the census forms are supposed to be returned. census officials say they're worried about a whole the lot of folks who aren't reporting in. nbc's rehema ellis is in times square with a progress report on this massive head count under way. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. i should tell you the first u.s. census was conducted in 1790 by a group of u.s. martials on horseback. this year the government is spending more than $14 billion and there's a box to check for same-sex couples. times have changed. what has not changed is the nation's need to count the population. across the country, the push is on to get the census numbers in. >> today is census day, ladies and gentlemen. >> reporter: 134 million forms have been mailed out. >> 62 million of them already turned the form back in. if you haven't gotten around to it, it's your time to step up. >> reporter: the white house is among the 52% of american households who have returned the ten-question form
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Apr 2, 2010 6:30pm EDT
in the huge pool of unemployed workers in america today. >> always a wizard of imagery and upbeat steve liesman with us in the new york studios tonight. >>> we have two stories on aviation making news tonight. the faa is lifting a long-time ban on pilots taking anti-depressants like zoloft and prozac. this could affect upwards of 10,000 pilots who will be able to take such medication with permission and clearance. there is also news tonight on airline security. new screening procedures for passengers on flights to the u.s. from overseas. this is the latest response by the obama administration to that attempt to bomb a u.s. passenger plane in detroit on christmas day. more on the story tonight from our justice correspondent pete williams. >> reporter: administration officials say the failed plot to bomb a plane to detroit on christmas day by a man with explosives hidden in his underwear actually provided a needed jolt to shake up airline security. now the government is making a big change to a system started just three months ago, to evaluate who should be pulled aside at airports
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Apr 11, 2010 2:30am EDT
facing the economy here in america. you're the former labor secretary. what should the government be doing right now to help businesses create those new jobs we're looking for? >> well, small businesses are the major creator of jobs in america. they are having a hard time getting credit. one thing the government can do is simply to help the banks, regional banks, smaller banks, the sort that small businesses use to get credit to those small businesses more efficiently and quickly. also, it is very important that state and local governments get aid. they are right now as you know, they are hemorrhaging jobs cutting everything from teachers to firefighters and that has a negative multiplier effect. over this year and next year it's expected states will be cutting or raising taxes to the tune of $250 billion, a major fiscal drag on this economy and the fed ought to help out at least with say a temporary low interest or no interest loans to the states until the states can pay them back. >> what about tax day coming up next week. a day most americans dread. there's been rumblings in washi
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Apr 18, 2010 7:00pm EDT
good people trying. >> america now. city of heartbreak and hope. a "dateline" special. good evening and welcome to "dateline." i'm chris hansen. one-third of the city is illiterate. and 75% of kids drop out of school. this is the middle of america. i grew up in the detroit area and just like the people who live here, i've often wondered how can this city be saved. >> people don't care. they just feel hopeless. when they don't care, this is what happens. ♪ ain't no sunshine when she's gone ♪ >> reporter: it may be hard to fathom, but this city was once the heartbeat of the american economy. detroit, michigan. >> if we saw a nation similarly situated with a piss-poor school system like the detroit public school system, where crime is running amuck, if we saw that in another nation we'd be giving them foreign aid. >> reporter: while things seem bad across the country, detroit may be the ultimate reflection of america's pain. if you really want to get a sense of what people are up against here, just spend some time with cordette grantling. she lives in the heart of the city and ekes out
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Apr 26, 2010 3:30am EDT
pass? and what will it really mean to how the financial system works in america? the chairman an ranking member of the banking committee, chris dodd of connecticut and republican senator richard shelby of alabama. then the growing political divide, arizona's governor with the toughest immigration law. president obama calls it misguided. populous ang ger against wall street. the c efrnlthszo of goldman sachs prepares to answer questions, but at the same time deepening distrust of government's role in the economy. how will voters sort it out in november? our roundtable weighs in. "the new york times'" david brooks. cbs erin burnett, npr michele norris and "newsweek's" evan thomas. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> first an exclusive interview with the men at the center of the debate, the chairman and ranking member of the senate banking committee, senator chris dodd and senator richard shelby. welcome back. senator dodd, the big question is do you have a deal? >> well, richard and i spent a lot of time together over the last year working on this bill. we're getting
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Apr 27, 2010 6:30pm EDT
fight here to maintain its reputation among corporate america. at this point it seems still to be in a fairly strong position, but hearings like today don't help. >> david faber from the capitol tonight, thanks. >>> the other big economic story today, playing out in europe, standard and poors downgraded greece's bonds to junk level. the trouble in greece spread to portugal, as well. their bonds were downgraded as they struggle with a huge budget deficit. with worries afoot about spain and italy, analysts are warning italy could be on the brink of a market crisis and greece may be forced to default on its debt. stock markets across europe were down sharply today. >>> on wall street in new york, worries about that situation sent the dow down 213 points by day's end. europe isn't the only place with debt trouble. we have one right here at home. the federal reserve chairman ben bernanke told the white house deficit commission today that our large national debt threatens the economy over the long term, and the government will have to raise taxes, cut social security and medicare or spend le
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Apr 13, 2010 11:00pm EDT
, america. it is tuesday, april 13. the jackpot is an estimated $105 million. now let's see if we can make you a multimillionaire tonight. first number is 47. that is followed by 39, up next we have 12. the next number is 3. the final white ball for this tuesday evening is 27. now for the megaball. the megaball is 32. numbers are 47, 39, 12, 3, 27 and the megaball is 32. play on, america. >> hi, everybody. i am steve davis. nine days away from the nfl draft, which is considered one of the deepest in years. that is the good news. the bad news, the ravens only have five picks. don't be surprised if they work their imagine to get another pick or two. ozzie said he expects ed reed to play, not retire. samariy is probably going to have to retire. he was released by the the ravens. ozzie said the ravens have not received any trade offers for that guy, offensive tackle, jared gaither, and that they will probably wait until after the draft to sign a kicker to compete with billy cundiff. will the lack of a salary cap impact what the ravens do in the draft or in free agency after the draft?
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Apr 11, 2010 11:00am EDT
. here's an interesting factoid about it. the financing differences between britain and america on elections are stunning. last cost. obama himself is set to raise over $1 billion for the next american presidential. chris: dan rather? >> vastly underrated story, the explosive growth of child prostitution in this country particularly along a track from seattle to portland, san francisco and las vegas but not confined to that. this is a problem that every cop you know knows it, is absolutely exploding the chris: helene cooper? >> we've been hearing a lot about iran sanctions and we're uaredgep to do that but nothing is going to happen until summer time because lebanon holds the security council presidency until next month and they're not about to let that go through. chris: bob? >> he wants out when the year is done and the name i hear most often to replace him, senator ryder of rhode island. ris:ch when we come back, is the g.o.p. returning to a southern strategy? [captioning made possible by nbc universal] chris: welcome back. virginia's republican governor issued a proclamation th
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Apr 29, 2010 4:30am EDT
news, capitol hill. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in alabama, neighbors on one storm-ravaged street witnessed add scene almost right out of the "wizard of oz" when a tornado ripped an an abandoned home off its foundation and dropped it literally nearly 40 feet away in the middle of the street. the storm left a clear path of damage in its wake but left the home largely intact. >>> in colorado a rare hit an hit-and-run accident, involving of all things a plane. a small plane ran into trouble while landing hitting a sign and a car carrying two people on approach. after coming to a stop the pilot ran away eventually turning himself into authorities. fortunately no one was injured. >>> a rhode island fisherman pulled in a really colorful catch, a rare cacao-cloud covered lobster. look at this. it weighs approximately one pound and was sold to a wharf. there's no word whether or not he's going to end up on someone's dinner plate though. >>> and in florida, bobby the house cat is taking her mothering duties very seriously, acting as a surr
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Apr 9, 2010 4:30am EDT
more to upgrade america's aging defense. >> they would like a pledge not to put restrictions or future missile deployments. >> reporter: they want to confront the nuclear threats with iran and north korea more directly. >> not to strong states, not to great powers, but to weaker states, more fragile states. >> reporter: they'll address more in a nuclear summit next week. >>> well, the nuclear good will, however, does not extend worldwide. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has canceled his plans to visit the united states next week. israeli and administration officials say netanyahu made the decision after learning some nations intended to raise the issue of israel's nuclear arsenal at the conference. as a result, net ya new is sending his intelligence and atomic energy minister in his place. it has never confirmed or denied it possesses i atomic weapons. you can get all the latest this weekend when ""meet the press"" welcomes secretary of state hillary clinton and secretary of defense robert gates. that's right here on nbc. >>> now here's a look at other stories making news in
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Apr 22, 2010 6:30pm EDT
executives of other wall street titans like bank of america and jp morgan chase. >> a free market was never meant to be a free license to take whatever you can get, however you can get it. that's what happened too often in the years leading up to this crisis. >> reporter: from the floor of the new york stock exchange, traders were watching, some expecting worse. >> at first i thought maybe he was going to bash wall street. it wasn't that. he was really very nice to wall street, actually. >> reporter: on capitol hill, democrats pushed forward setting a key procedural vote for monday even as negotiations with republicans were still under way. >> reserving the right to object and i will object. here we go again. >> we are going to move forward on this piece of legislation because the american people demand it. >> reporter: the reform plan includes a new consumer protection agency, procedures to dissolve large firms that get into trouble, and restrictions to keep big firms from taking risks that threaten the whole financial system. the bill does not set hard limits on the size of banks wh
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Apr 25, 2010 2:30am EDT
. >>> overall a strong week for earnings season in corporate america in fact. 11 dow components reporting, most beating expectations. ibm, coca-cola and microsoft among them. travelers corps and verizon, however missed analysts' expectations. >>> it also kept the markets at a steady pace all week with limited volatility. general motelors announced it is repaying $5.8 billion in loans to the u.s. and canadian governments five years ahead of schedule. the remainder of the $49 billion loaned to gm was converted to stock still held by the government. while corporate earnings seem to point to a more robust economy the debate over financial reform is heating up in washington and wall street. how will the changes impact the strength of the economic recovery. edmund phelps the 2006 nobel prize winner and director of columbia university's capitalism in society. it is wonderful to have you on the program. good to be here. >> so this week the president goes down to new york, sells his agenda, tries to sell the agenda for increased financial regulation, putting the blame on the crisis on fa
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Apr 15, 2010 3:05am EDT
"people" magazine is the definition of what mainstream america is, and i never thought of myself as a mainstream person. i don't think many people do. but then, you know, you end up in "people" magazine and its like "oh, right, there isn't actually a mainstream in america." we're all weird and is quirky in some culture and minority and everything, and you add all those things together and it turns into america. there isn't one mainstream thing. >> jimmy: that is what it is. yeah, your right. >> we're a diverse country. >> jimmy: absolute. [ applause ] >> jimmy: i agree. i also love too, daily said they have pictures in celebrities in their homes, and they're barefoot reading a book or something like that and the stage, like "ooh you just caught me reading." >> with my snifter. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: with my snifter, yeah. there's a fire, yeah. they take a picture of you -- here's you -- here's you and your partner. you're just doing the dishes. >> yeah. >> jimmy: there you go, yeah. [ laughter ] >> because it's got to look good for the magazine. it's like "okay, we want you washing
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Apr 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
teacher for part of teach for america week. plus, now realize it was pointless. re>> more and more kids are beig diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. why experts say texting is to blame. >> what they were simulating in the disaster drill, and how it helps in their training. >> the tea party event in boston against the spending and taxing policies of the obama administration. administration. boss: come on in, i had some other things you can tell people about geico - great claims service and a 97% customer satisfaction rate. show people really trust us. gecko: yeah right, that makes sense. boss: trust is key when talking about geico. you gotta feel it. why don't you and i practice that with a little exercise where i fall backwards and you catch me. gecko: uh no sir, honestly... uh...i don't think...uh... boss: no, no. we can do this. gecko: oh dear. vo: geico. fifteen minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. come on in, and i'll give you a free quote. quote and compare in about 8 minutes. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >> it may look like the real thing,
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Apr 17, 2010 3:05am EDT
applause ] it would just keep on going. yeah, yeah. i was reading about this, you guys. a bank of america employee in north carolina was arrested for installing a program on atm machines, so he could steal thousands of dollars. if convicted, the man faces a sentence of 20 years, 40 years, 60 years or other amounts. it's pretty -- [ laughter ] [ scattered applause ] hey, an openly gay 15-year-old boy in tennessee, was sent home from high school for wearing a lady gaga shirt that said -- [ scattered cheers ] that said "i heart lady gay-gay." [ laughter ] they threw him out of high school. although, if he wanted people to know that he was gay, he could have worn a shirt that said "i heart lady gaga." [ laughter ] and finally, a man from thailand spent three extra years in an indonesian prison because of a typo. yeah. it turns out he only roped the cow. [ laughter and ohs ] [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show. give it up for the roots! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: very, very nice. what a great crowd. we have a great show. before we get started, i was on
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Apr 17, 2010 11:00pm EDT
from universal orlando resort, it is america's number one jackpot game. it is saturday night. a powerball welcome to the buckeye state. estimated jackpot is $212.8 million. your multiplier is by. 22-41-49-21-5. your powerball number is 15. good luck, everybody. make sure you make universal orlando resort your next orlando resort your next vacation destination. >> the orioles fall in painful fashion. it gets worse. the top six against the oakland a's. hustling to first, injured his leg on the infield single. he will miss at least a couple of days. the same inning, this was not about effort today. a clutch hit with two outs and the bases loaded rings, pair. orioles tied the game and take a 3-2 lead in the ninth inning when jim johnson tried to close. sweeney opens up. brings and the tying and winning run. 4-3 is the final. in denver, higman is having a day and the rockies. on patrol, top of the nine, not a hit is allowed. he cannot change that. the first no-hitter in rockies history, 4-0 is the final period a double header of lacrosse that delivered to the max. army vs. navy, hawk
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Apr 28, 2010 6:00pm EDT
floor for debate so that we can address the biggest financial and economic challenge america has faced in decades. >> they may have to let the bill go forward after getting reassurances that they might be able to make changes on the floor. rex still to come, two dozen people were arrested in a drug sting in and around a county. >> the orioles have their first winning streak of the season. do they also have a new clothes or? hear what the manager has to say, later in sports. >> there is a frost advisory in effect for tonight, but after this chill, a decent warmup heads our way. it will be warm and muggy heading into the weekend. right now, clear skies and sunshine, 57 at b.w.i. marshall. sunshine, 57 at b.w.i. marshall. >> anne arundel county police have charged two dozen people with drug offenses. operation dragon centered on drug dealing and gang activity, leading to the surges of eight homes and several cars. police took in $6,000 worth of drugs, cash, prescription drugs, and a handgun. >> it is safer today because a lot of these individuals are off the streets. by no means is
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Apr 2, 2010 4:30am EDT
today in america. >>> in texas authorities are looking for two people caught on tape dousing a billing what appears to be flammable liquid and setsing it on fire. it injured three firefighters. there was a separate case of arson at the same site last month. >>> a pennsylvania man found himself in a precarious situation where a pair a plane he was piloting crash landed in a tree. it was traveling 7,500 feet above the ground until rescuers were able to greet him. >>> in new york city there's a noticeable change in the skyline, you may see it. the empire state building was radiant and blue in honor of world autism which is today, april 2nd. and the miami sea aquarium is welcoming a baby dolphin, making its debut right in time for easter. while they don't know the cat's gender it's already three feet long and weighs over 35 pounds. >>> and back to new york city for a moment, a liquor store vendor is brewing some controversy by keeping live rabbits and chicks in its storefront window. the owner says the hair-raising display is simply for easter but some say the window has attracted more att
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Apr 20, 2010 5:00am EDT
. fluffy. yummy. sweet! [ female announcer ] splenda®. america's favorite no calorie sweetener. >> another water main break. >> we have seen those three of the summer. we have some closers if you are going to travel on kirk avenue. all lanes are closed with those repairs continuing. southbound 95 coming out of the north. down to 7 miles per hour. there is some overnight construction that takes up the left lane is just prior to the beltway north east. those delays should be filtering out as the construction gets cleared. so far so good on 83. 70 is looking good. a smooth ride on 295. let's look at the north side. we are moving very well over toward providence and beyond. on the west side, no problems other than volume on the outer loop. that is the latest on traffic. now we check on the buses and the train. >> good morning. we have no delays on the brunswick lines. operating on schedule. it water main break is affecting the 36 bus. have a delay on the 40 + that is running 15 minutes late. now back to tony pann. >> good morning. things are pretty quiet on this tuesday. it is not
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Apr 20, 2010 3:05am EDT
you know what she asked me. >> jimmy: what? >> she said, "oh, you live in america now?" and i said, "yes." and she said, "are you getting much work?" [ laughter ] "i'm okay, thanks. thanks for asking, though." >> jimmy: you are getting a lot of work. you're a regular on "the good wife." >> yes, i am. >> jimmy: that's huge. >> i know, i like to. >> jimmy: that's great. i'm so happy. >> i like it, but i feel it's sort of an unusual thing. i've never played someone like this before, like, you know, a jewish man in a suit, and i -- [ laughter ] and it's actually sort of been an interesting thing because i feel so weird compared to me or different to me. i feel like i'm in drag when i'm playing him. [ laughter ] i mean, you know, like the idea of being in drag is such a bizarre thing, different to how you'd imagine. >> jimmy: yeah, i know what you mean, of course. [ laughter ] i've done a couple of things. >> anyway. >> jimmy: yeah, no. but it is a different character, totally not you. the voice is totally different. >> voice is different. >> jimmy: and attitude, really like a hard-ass
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Apr 8, 2010 5:30am EDT
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Apr 1, 2010 6:00pm EDT
contact with them. >> there are some signs denied of how america's new health reform law could affect the races this fall. >> lawmakers are back in their districts this week where the health care debate continues. president barack obama continued his hard sell on health care thursday, promoting the new law and a campaign stop in southern maine. >> this country is ready to move forward. pikes and campaign is the key word here. -- >> and campaign is the key word here. maria advises several democratic convention -- congressional candidates. >> i do think it is 100% a winning issue. >> she also thinks the republican push to repeal and replace the law will prove a big loser this fall. it is never a popular to give americans something and then try to take it back. >> i think it is going to blow up in their face. >> some republicans are shying away from the repeal rhetoric, but not this man. >> americans do not want big government, big taxes. >> i thinaccording to health cae polls recently, he is right. the gallup polls show republicans aging ahead of democrats. >> i think this midterm is dr
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Apr 27, 2010 6:00am EDT
cheddar cheese or cinnamon raisin. here for a limited time. america runs on dunkin'. get swept up with the big chocolate taste of mocha iced coffee from dunkin' donuts. it's just another one of our delicious, refreshing iced coffee flavors -- grab one today! america runs on dunkin'. >> not too horrible on this tuesday morning. >> we are starting to dry out. we have some accidents northbound at the jfx, a crash coming in there. there is another in towson. two planes are blocked at light street and lombard. but deny m.p.h. on south on 95 -- traffic is being backed up on southbound 795. 15 minutes on the outer loop west side. eight minutes on the inner loop to get you from 795 over to the j.f.x. northbound, watch for the accident reported. this is a live look, picking up in volume. aching for some sunshine. >> the wind will pick up because the front came through in last night. 63. partly cloudy this afternoon. breezy outside. by thursday, but we are where we should be temperature-wise. 77 on friday. this weekend, derby weekend, may 80. >> looking good. think you. >> thank you for joi
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Apr 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
, whites, hispanics. i am born in the united states of america, you know what i'm saying? we don't care. >> what we saw were several pinpricks on this community. >> the bar owner and 20 patrons attacked the property of the neighbors next door, threw beer bottles at their houses, and asked them to come outside and fight. >> i got drunk and got arrested. not a good moment. i've apologized. i've made restitution. the toughest thing for me is to know they are going to try to take a bar away from someone because of what i did. >> the liquor board claims there is more. the security video shows the owner running in the street and celebrating a baltimore ravens loss last year and then he confronts fans driving away from the scene. he allegedly punches a dog who was seated in a car. >> the liquor board orderers the bar to close. >> two teens are behind bars this morning for the murder of an elderly man whose body was found inside an east baltimore carry out. 72-year-old charles bowman, a security guard, stopped at carry-out on greenmount. 19-year-old michael hunter and troy taylor were allegedly
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Apr 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
optics straight to your home you'll get an amazing hd picture, america's top rated internet and phone. all for just $99.99 a month. enjoy tons of your favorite shows and channels. fios brings facebook and twitter right to your tv. also, check sports, weather and traffic without interrupting your show. you'll get tv with four times more very satisfied customers than comcast. get it all for just $99.99 a month -- guaranteed for 2 years! plus a multi-room dvr and set top box -- free for six months. don't wait. this incredible offer ends soon. call 1-866-932-fios. that's 1-866-932-fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v. this is beyond cable. this is fios. >> hollywood is mourning the loss of actor john forsythe, his role in dynasty -- he was also the voice of charlie in "charlie's angels." he lost a yearlong battle with cancer. he was 92 years old. the >> construction is now under way on morgan state university's academic center. the facility will be home to the school of architecture and planning. it will be open in 2012. >> researchers have f
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Apr 2, 2010 6:00am EDT
families which is the crushing cost of health care right here in america. [applause] >> it is a theme he is likely to echo again today in north carolina. some critics say there are concerns that it could have a negative economic impact. >> some companies have had to take his financially because of. i think it will play out in the>> the white house has to counter its critics and push forwbal-tv. >> one of the top education officials paid a visit to the morgan state university to a plot and inspire. it was the annual honors convocation. he urged others to strive for greatness and applauded those that were honor students. they want to increase the graduation rates at america's historically black colleges and institutions. >> i want to talk to the honor students. >> it makes me sad that a lot of people get the opportunity to come here, but they do not take advantage of it and end of graduating. that is a really low number. >> a recent data shows 44% of students credit rating from the university of maryland, eastern shore. some is due to a lack of financial aid that would allow kids to sta
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Apr 15, 2010 7:00am EDT
program and then return to private business has a lot of america's nasa heroes -- let me say that again. some of nasa's heroes are very concerned about the future of manned spaceflight. >> that's one small step for man -- >> reporter: it is an argument over the future of america's space program that has put the first two men who ever walked on the moon on opposite sides. buzz aldrin supports the president's plan for private companies to ferry astronauts to the space station. >> it was that way in the aviation industry. the government stimulated air travel for the airlines by financing the delivery of the mail. and i think that's the way that transportation in space should evolve. >> reporter: while neil armstrong and others don't like going commercial and don't like abandoning nasa's constellation program, a troubled effort to launch astronauts to the space station, the moon, and beyond. >> in one slash of the budget, and going to a "commercial" way of doing things, we're going to destroy, we're going to say let's just start over. and it just can't be done that easy or that quickly. >>
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Apr 24, 2010 7:00am EDT
will enforce the law. >> racial profiling is illegal and it will not be tolerated in america and it certainly will not be tolerated in arizona. >> reporter: critics called the new law unconstitutional, setting the stage for a showdown in court. the law is set to take effect this summer and the governor has called for training so she says any violations of civil rights are avoided. lester? >> and jose the fact that this law does not take effect for several months, that obviously opens up a window for legal challenges, are they expected and could it delay the implementation of this law? >> reporter: great question, as a matter of fact because the government took a couple of days to decide one way or another, some organizations were preparing to file papers. in fact yesterday on my news program, maldaf in los angeles said they're already getting ready to file papers, the question is will this law take effect and start, organizations say, affecting hispanics in the near future? >> a lwas there also a secondar motive here to light a fire under the federal government? george bush couldn't
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Apr 28, 2010 7:00am EDT
mom with le vian chocolate diamonds from kay, the number one jewelry store in america. - i love you guys. - we know. >>> back now at 7:43. tweens, kids between the ages of 8 and 12, now account for as much as $200 billion in purchasing power and marketing knows. that's why the federal trade commission has partnered with scholastic to help ildren understand the power of advertising and become more educated consumers. david vladdic is head of the bureau of consumer protection. i have one 8-year-old, one who's going to be in this age group soon. boy, the advertisements they see on tv captivate them and they want what they see. what's the message you are trying to send to kids an parents? >> well, for both we want to teach kids how this think critically about advertising and ask three questions -- who's responsible for the ad, what is the ad saying and what is the ad trying to tell me to do. once they get answers to those questions we be think they can move on to answer the next question which is, is this in my best interest, is this a product i need to have, is this the right product f
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Apr 9, 2010 3:05am EDT
doesn't air in america. that'll be fine. >> yeah, i think it shows in about 90 countries. it's been remade in about seven, including the america one, which is, you know, certainly the biggest. >> jimmy: do you watch any other shows? do you watch any american tv? >> no, i just watch my own show. >> jimmy: that's it? [ laughter ] over and over again on the loop? >> yeah, just "extras," like just constantly. >> jimmy: really? >> yeah. when i'm in america, i catch up on all your crazy reality shows. like last night, this is true, we stayed and watched three episodes of "the housewives of new york." it's great. i love it. >> jimmy: fantastic show. >> it's amazing. and it's the best season because now they're totally aware of all the nasty things they've said to each other behind their backs because they've seen the first seasons come out, and so they hate -- everyone hates someone else, like a mexican standoff. >> jimmy: yeah. [ laughter ] >> so it's -- is that racist? i don't know. >> jimmy: i don't know. >> why are they accused -- no, no. [ light laughter ] any standoff. it's like chin
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Apr 21, 2010 12:35am EDT
: christopher columbus, dude -- he discovered america. >> "goonies," it's kind of ridiculous how amazing he is. and we had such a good time. and he asked me if i wanted to be a part of it. and i just was so excited. steve coogan plays hades. >> jimmy: oh, he's so funny. >> we have an incredible time. it's sort of like, do you know that movie, "the adventures of baron munchausen?" >> jimmy: yeah. >> and like, those -- they're poor people, like sarah polley and everyone, they're on this journey and then they come across robin williams and they're crazy. and that's what it's like when these poor kids are on this journey trying to get through and get this lightning bolt and save their mother. and then they fall into this relationship between persephone and hades which is caustic and dysfunctional and awful. and i'm trying to like, seduce the satyr, grover, which is -- because he's got hooves and i'm sniffing at him and stuff. it's really weird! >> jimmy: that's a challenge. now, grover's his name? >> yeah, grover is the character's name. it's brandon p. jackson, an amazing comedian.
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Apr 4, 2010 11:30am EDT
a statement about the wars being fought on america's streets. designer christian dior brought it to high fashion with this silk dress. and in the '90s, adidas recognized the need for people to be stylish and wear clothes that were easy to move around in. this fashionable but sporty outfit was the result. >> it's kind of an inevitable trend with our active and busy schedules these days. >> fashion trends also repeat themselves over and over again. micro miniskirts may be in now, but they first grew popular as part of the women's liberation movement in the '60s. by showing more leg, women expressed their independence. and this platform shoe isn't new. your parents may think it first became popular in the '70s. but you can tell them this. >> it's from 1938. so it just is a little example of how far back in the 20th century certain things go that one may think is just a few years old. >> fashion is often an expression for the people who wear it. and most of the popular fashion designers take guidance from trends of the past. this is jenna for "teen kids news." >>> now for some advice on
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Apr 20, 2010 4:30am EDT
making news early today in america. connecticut police are searching for a robber who allegedly is still feeling the effects of a botched holdup. authorities say the man entered a liquor store and fired off a warning shot. but instead of being intimidated, a store clerk, and a 70-year-old neighbor fought back with a baseball bat. while they eventually chased the robber off successfully, we are sure police would not advise people to challenge armed suspects. >>> charges are pending against an elderly driver after he crashed into two horse-drawn carriages in philadelphia's historic district. the incident sent flee people to a nearby hospital in serious but stable condition. authorities are still investigating the cause, but a representative for the carriage company claims the driver appeared frustrated by the pace of the horses. no animals were hurt in the crash. >>> and in iowa, beauty pageants don't normally celebrate slobbering and wrinkles. that is unless you are competing in the most beautiful bulldog contest. more than 50 tail-wagging wanna-bes dressed in everything from army f
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Apr 9, 2010 6:00pm EDT
when the bar turned on the heat. the mayor kicked off his jobs across america tour with a campaign event. he toured several classes at randallstown high school as part of a magnet program that prepares students for careers in biotech and life sciences. >> baseball season is officially under way in baltimore. it was the orioles and the blue jays in the first home game of the season. we have live coverage tonight. we spent the day with fans. we begin with jury sandusky. >> i have to tell you, we see one of the wildest mood swings you will ever see at camden yards. it was a sunday afternoon but it -- it was a sunny afternoon that turned ugly. the new closer, mike gonzales, collapsed and o's lows to -- lost to toronto, 7-6. gonzales drove a home run into the bullpen -- in the bullpen and gave the blue jays a 4-3 lead. a to run home run. the crowd alive. the o's back in the game. it was tied at five apiece. in the ninth inning, mike gonzales collapsed. he gave up two runs, the second coming out of jose batista. that is the go-ahead run. then comes the collapse we were telling you about
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Apr 19, 2010 12:00pm EDT
north america. they expect to see id land sometime later this afternoon but not to settle in the united states because we're watching everything from here. back to you. >> coming up, a major rally in the nation's capital today. coordinators -- organizers want the right to bear arms. we will tell you why this has concerns. if the first attempt for discovery to return home was delayed because of overcast skies. was their second attempt >> covering the nation, and supporters gathered in washington, d.c., today for a pro-gun rally. you'll not see firearms because it is illegal to carry them in the nation's capital. that is the reason for the rally. currently, the obama administration allows guns in national parks and on trains and not anywhere else. the supreme court is expected to rule soon on whether to change that. in washington, d.c., where guns led to the city's biggest mass shootings in nearly two decades, there are concerns are restrictions. carella marks the 235th anniversary of the start of the revolutionary war. another rally in colorado and is part -- at a starbucks becaus
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Apr 23, 2010 4:30am EDT
america. >>> in florida an unmanned rocket carrying a miniature spas shuttle blasted off into space last night on a top military mission. they're using it to test military equipment in space without having anyone on board. while they didn't say how long it would last it can stay in orbit for up to nine months. >>> in new york a man is in custody and police are searching for two others accused of attacking a man in a fast food restaurant. authorities say the incident was not random and that the victim and suspects know each other. >>> also in new york, a 78-year-old man is blaming his toyota for a crash that left him and his wife on top of two unoccupied cars. now, the driver says his accelerator stuck causing his car to slam into two curbs and then land on top of two other vehicles. toyota, however, suggests driver error is to blame. investigators are now trying to determine the cause. >>> and alaska state troopers will present an award to buddy the german shepherd for his heroic actions. dash cam video shows the canine guide police to his owner's property which was engulfed in flam
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Apr 28, 2010 4:30am EDT
here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. >>> in texas one demolition crew has a lot of explaining to do after accidently tearing down the wrong house. the wrecking crew was supposed to knock down a house across the street. while the owner of the destroyed home no longer lives there, she says it still had sentimental value. sounds like a lawsuit. ing. >> pennsylvania authorities are sending a strong message to would-by counterfeiters by steam rolling 7,000 faks rolex watches. the bogus watches were seized from a man who is now serving prison time for trafficking the good. officials are highlighting law enforcement's role in protecting intellectual property. jo theky-based company louisville slugger is taking a swing at breast cancer this mother's day. for the fifth year in a row, the company is produced over 250 pink bats which will be autographed and auctioned to raise money and awareness against breast cancer. so far the project has raised more than a million dollars. >>> and also in louisville, it's thrills and spills at the kentucky derby festivals
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Apr 23, 2010 6:30pm EDT
how arizona will enforce the law. >> racial profiling is illegal. it will not be tolerated in america and certainly will not be tolerated in arizona. >> reporter: tensions were high outside the capitol. at least one protestor was arrested. critics call the new law unconstitutional setting the stage for a showdown in court. jose diaz-balart, nbc news, phoenix. >> to another major story tonight, the coast guard suspended the search for 11 missing workers from the oil rig that burned then sank 50 miles off the coast of louisiana. amid the sadness also today now the real question started about how much environmental damage this has caused, and what about the white house plan for more such drilling? our chief environmental affairs correspondent anne thompson is there along the gulf coast in venice, louisiana, tonight. anne, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. having suspended the search for the men, officials are now turning their attention to trying to find that crippled oil rig. yes, it sank yesterday, but it is partially buoyant. what that means is that somewhere a mile bene
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Apr 7, 2010 12:00pm EDT
at 2:00 today. coming up on oprah, america's most popular show choir is here. the cast of the hit series "glee" is done today at 4:00. and now your maryland lottery numbers. the maryland lottery, let yourself play. >> how are you doing on this warm wednesday? i have your pick three numbers. 2, 8, 1. we will get to your pick four numbers in just a moment. you still have the chance to play it racetrack. play today. and al -- and now we have your pick four numbers. 3, 3, 6, 8. the maryland lottery, let yourself play. >> we have a final look at the weather. it is downright pot. >> i will never complain about the heat again. possible record today. the actual record was 1929, 93 degrees. already, it is 88 downtown. you decide. plenty of sun this afternoon. it is not out of the question. we're looking at a storm set -- storm system to our west. behind that, much cooler air. our high on friday is a perfect's. cool and sunday this weekend as well. normal height is 62. this weekend, we're really not off the mark. it will be quite nice. breezy on saturday and partly cloudy on sunday. not bad
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Apr 12, 2010 4:30am EDT
attend. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in new york city, more than 250 firefighters and 60 fire trucks responded to a seven-alarm fire late last night. the fire broke out in a six-story residential building in lower manhattan and quickly spread to two neighboring buildings. at least 13 people were injured, two critically. >>> in texas, the iconic home of the dallas cowboys is now just a pile of rubble. it took nearly one minute and one ton of dynamite to bring down the stadium in a controlled implosion. the cowboys move to a new site after 38 seasons in that stadium. >>> in florida, another spotting of a monkey. the man captured the clever little guy that was visited and grabbing fruit in his backyard before he took off. the monkey has managed to elude the capture of authorities in more than a year. >>> and back in no, 12 people marched in an annual tartan day parade which heals pipers, drummers, and malt whiskey. they captured a week-long celebration of scottish heritage. >>> and now for a look at your national and regional weat
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Apr 5, 2010 5:00am EDT
spoke outside baltimore's basilica, considered to be america's first cathedral. >> 5:07. coming up, a father jumps into a manhattan river to rescue his young daughter. all caught on tape. >> plus a wake-up call for the station of the discovery. details when we "covering the nation." >> a live look at traffic. beltway at harford road so far so good we're never gonna catch anything. patience, son. ah! [ female announcer ] sometimes, you can get so much out of so little. woohoo! [ female announcer ] especially when it comes to charmin ultra soft. its ultra soft design is soft and absorbent. it has so much absorbency, you can use 7 sheets versus 28 of the leading value brand. so your family can get more out of less. mom's never gonna believe this one. [ female announcer ] charmin ultra soft. enjoy the go. >> welcome back. 5:10. 58 degrees downtown. always quiet on this monday morning. a few clouds, but we don't expect any weather trouble there. could be a few showers coming in tonight, but i think we're going to stay dry during the day and unseasonably mild. we're in the low to mid 50's i
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Apr 15, 2010 6:00pm EDT
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